Annual CGDC Award presented to General Wesley K. Clark
and Angelina Jolie guided by the belief “The energy of
mind is the essence of CGDC”
We recognize General Clark for his outstanding service and commitment to ENHANCING MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND DIALOGUE AMONGST DIVERSE PEOPLE
and award Angelina Jolie in recognition for her contributions to ENHANCING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
with our Annual CGDC
During our 1st Annual Meeting from 20th to 21st May, we presented General Wesley K. Clark with the Annual CGDC
Award. He devoted himself to international diplomacy and cooperation, and the award recognizes General Clark for his outstanding service and commitment to ENHANCING MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND DIALOGUE AMONGST DIVERSE PEOPLE
is an exceptional leader whose vision encourages the next generation of leaders, thinkers and citizens to address the challenges of global interdependence. He has created success by engaging in dialogue amongst leaders, governments, private sector and civil society.
He acknowledged in his thank you speech all great leaders and their outstanding courage and work during the time of crises in the Western Balkans. General Clark dedicated his award to the late Richard Holbrooke, who has past away in December 2010, for his incredible work in bringing the warring factions together in Bosnia. Richard Holbrooke led the peace negotiations which resulted in the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995.
The Center of Global Dialogue and Cooperation decided to grant our Annual CGDC
Award to Angelina Jolie
in recognition for her contributions to ENHANCING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
Angelina Jolie has placed the spotlight on the pressing humanitarian issues that tend to be forgotten. She is leading the fight to find solutions to humanitarian disaster and her energy and spirit are an inspiration and are integral to enhancing intercultural dialogue.
General Wesley K. Clark accepted the award on her behalf. In her personal letter to the CGDC
she acknowledged the award with “It is a great privilege and an unexpected honour for me to receive the First Annual CGDC
Award for Enhancing Intercultural Dialogue. I know the efforts that you seek to honour today are shared by many, and so I can only accept this award to honour the many men and women who brave conflict daily to make peace, to rebuild, or merely to survive. For them, and for all of us, I wish you the very best in your efforts to promote intercultural dialogue, at this conference and beyond.”